Game evolves with pirate hats, touchless options and great prizes
Excited to reunite with friends in the diving industry, the Dive Pirates Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to sharing adaptive diving with people of all abilities, will venture to Las Vegas for the return of the in-person DEMA Show 2021 with its much-anticipated treasure hunt; offering hunters a chance to network with vendors and enter to win great pirate booty.
“We are really looking forward to how we have retooled the game to access the map on your phone, take selfies in your official pirate hat at each of our “Pirate Partner Booths” with secret bone markers and finish at our booth and register for our Friday multi-prize drawing at 11:00 a.m.,” said newly elected President Tyler Brandes.
“Also for those who want to enter our grand prize drawing, a dive trip to any of the Clearly Cayman properties good for 7 night accommodations, three meals a day and 6 days of 3 tank boat dives. You can sign up for a Dive Pirates membership during the show. Memberships directly fund dive equipment for our recipients. It’s an easy way to give directly to those who have lost some of their mobility so they can share in the very mobile sport of diving.”
Treasure hunters can find a Dive Pirate hat with a secret QR code inside and start the hunt with any of the vendors listed below. All hunters will finish at the Dive Pirates booth, with a crew member verifying proof of piracy photos and sharing the code to register for the drawing.
“We hope all hunters will share their selfies on social media using #WhereIsDiamondEyeJack to share the fun and keep the conversation going,” added Brandes, who just completed a tour from Tennessee to Texas with the famed pirate Diamond Eye Jack, sharing the mission of bringing people of all abilities, especially injured veterans, into the world of mainstream diving.
The Dive Pirates Foundation thanks the following exhibitors for being a Treasure Hunt Pirate Partner and invites DEMA goers to visit their booths:
Armor Bags Booth #907
Blue Ocean Art Booth #1507
Clearly Cayman Booth #1514
HSA Booth #2238
Lita’s Natural Insect Repellent Booth #1411
Prescription Dive Masks Booth #1417
Of course, the Dive Pirates Foundation booth will also be a stop on the treasure hunt Booth #1409
The Foundation appreciates the pirate partners for not only participating, but also donating prizes for the drawing to be held Friday Nov. 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dive Pirates booth.
Wrapping up its 17th year of sharing the freedom of diving with people with different abilities, the Dive Pirates Foundation looks forward to meeting with dive centers, operators, resorts, manufacturers, and retailers to find win-win partnerships to pay it forward and bring more adaptive divers into the mainstream dive community. Attendees and exhibitors are also encouraged to buy unique Dive Pirate merchandise on the online store, become a member with five different options to join, or donate to the foundation.
The Dive Pirates Foundation, a non-profit organization, positively impacts the lives of its recipients; injured military, first responders, law enforcement and others with mobile disabilities by welcoming them into adaptive scuba diving which fosters accomplishment, self-worth and community. The Foundation trains, equips and conducts dive trips year-round to calm, warm-water locations for the safety of those with spinal cord injuries, networking with facilities willing to empower all participants with compassion and adaptation for a positive experience diving, team building, leadership and relationship building.